Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) and guard Dwyane Wade (3) speak during a press conference after game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Factory Lines: LeBron James ‘Distanced’ Himself from Heat Front Office


The Factory is open: A three-day per week assembling of Cleveland sports headlines. Factory Lines appears every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Since the Factory was last open Friday, a lots happened in the LeBron James sweepstakes. Mainly, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade also opted out of their contracts in an effort to free up cap space in Miami.

Body language says a lot, and it did look like James was playing on the 2010 Cavaliers a couple weeks ago in the NBA Finals.

According to Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico, James has set the stage for his departure, but that his latest “Decision” could go either way.

Amico also gave credence to something Brian Windhorst said on ESPN Friday; that LeBron may sign a shorter deal with the Heat and re-examine his options later.

NBA free agency starts tomorrow. Let the bidding commence.

• Cleveland.com’s Jodie Valade did a compelling story on Andrew Wiggins’ father Mitchell, who is feeling closure about the way his NBA-career faltered with his son becoming the No. 1 pick.

• Do you get the feeling the Indians don’t play well at home in front of large crowds? You’d be right, and this story form Waiting For Next Year’s Corey Barnes backs it up.

• Over at Dawg Pound Daily, Jared Mueller is counting down the days toward Browns season. There’s definitely some key dates you’ll want to remember.

• Ohio State fans already knew July was going to be a recruiting-frenzied filled month, but July will heat up even more with the news of Benedictine ‘s Jerome Baker setting his commitment date for July 11. Baker is being recruited as an athlete, and is the No. 1 player in Ohio’s class of 2015, according to Rivals.com, via The Ozone.

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